The Indianapolis Colts suffered multiple injuries in their Week 11 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Additionally, they already had some important pieces on the shelf who have yet to be given the go-ahead in terms of being active in Week 12.
In short, the Colts could be missing a lot of faces when they travel to Houston to take on the Texans this Thursday night. Marlon Mack and Khari Willis have already been ruled out by Frank Reich, which puts the running back position in a tough spot with Jordan Wilkins already banged up and missed Week 11. Similarly, George Odum was out of the game Sunday, and now with Willis ruled out, the all-important safety group will be short as well.
Shakial Taylor was injured, and Pierre Desir has missed some time as well lately, and against Deshaun Watson, that could spell big trouble for the Colts’ secondary.
An undermanned backfield, and secondary is not how the Colts wanted to ride into their Week 12 meeting with their AFC South foes.
With today’s walk-through, Monday's injury report is only an estimation of a player’s participation if there was a practice. pic.twitter.com/0FBTtOmvLT— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 18, 2019
Being that the Colts are on their short week, they are conducting walkthroughs for their practices. Today the team releases the list that “if” they had a practice, this would be what the injury report would look like.
We didn’t, and wouldn’t expect for these 11 players to practice but as you can see the list is long. Mo Alie-Cox, Anthony Castonzo, Eric Ebron, Clayton Geathers, T.Y. Hilton, Marlon Mack, George Odum, Shakial Taylor, Jordan Wilkins, Khari Willis, and Rock Ya-Sin all sat for today’s practice.
There is good news in that Desir, and Parris Campbell would have at least have been limited today. The team really needs both of them to regain their health.
Given the list of those who were non-participants, there is a handful who are likely to be good for Thursday against the Texans. Tomorrow’s report will be similar in regards to just having a walkthrough, and that will be one that may bare watching a little closer.